How to I access Premium Videos?
The ASCD PD content embedded within the Assets Hub of the TEAMS software emerges from a resource known as PD in Focus™ (PDIF). PDIF is an on-demand, web-based, professional learning platform designed to meet a wide range of professional learning needs for K-12 instructional staff.
To access the videos you can search form them anytime from any page by entering a keyword such as ASCD Videos; Use the refinement panel to the left to refine your search and find the video you are looking for.
What videos will I have access to?
The default channel of content available from ASCD consists of a library of video lessons focused on improved teaching practice. Videos are grouped thematically, with each “group” representing a “channel” of viewable options. Each channel features the work of experts in educational research and pedagogy, offering both content and modeled practices.
Each video segment concludes with follow up questions that provide reflection opportunities for teachers looking to replicate the demonstrated practices in their local classrooms. Educators report that this video-based instructional improvement tool is “user- friendly” and relevant to real-world concerns. Administrators report that they like the 24-7 component that allows teachers to pursue professional learning on their own time, as most relevant to personal and professional schedules.
The professional learning content is designed for personalized, individual learning as well as group learning. Schools and districts can use the platform to deliver professional development to thousands of teachers. Specific examples of approaches that other schools often adopt with this vital resource include:
· Teacher teams or professional learning communities can work collaboratively on video topics and use the facilitator materials to guide discussion.
· Professional development leaders can set up learning groups, make assignments, and monitor activities and progress.
· Schools and districts can embed PD In Focus in their existing professional learning initiatives to connect research-based practices with real-life examples of effective classroom instruction.
· A school might pair a series of video modules with a book study for deeper dialog in professional
learning community settings